Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"G" is for Giveaway: The Handbuilt Home


Updated 11/16/12: This giveaway is now closed.


It's no secret I love Ana White and I'm so excited to offer TWO of my lucky readers a free copy of Ana's new book The Handbuilt Home.

Ana started from scratch teaching herself the skills necessary to build furniture and she's sharing all her tips, tricks and 34 new builds in this book.

If you have a saw, drill and that DIY initiative you too can build any of the pieces from Ana's book.  And believe me you're going to want to build every single piece.

Here's The Farmhouse Headboard from the bed plans on page 136:


I actually made the headboard for Ana to use on set while she was visiting New York City for a TV segment, see it there in the background:


image from Ana White

It's super fast, easy and portable.  Here's Ana carrying one of the legs earlier that morning to get the headboard to the TV studio:


image from Ana White

You can imagine I was over the moon when I finally got to meet Ana in person, here we are the night before the TV shoot:



Another great plan from the book are the kids Adirondack chairs on page 179:


I had made these last Spring and they were also part of the TV spot.
See the host below sitting in the kids size chair!


They're so great I even made a set for my own kids:


You definitely want to win this book so you can make each and every wonderful plan.

That's why I'm giving away TWO copies.  

And if you don't happen to win you can always purchase Ana's book here.

To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment below and be sure to include your email address.
(Must be a US or Canada resident.)

TWO winners will be chosen on Friday, Nov. 16th, 2012.
Good luck.
Updated 11/16/12: This giveaway is now closed.

56 comments:

Just Simply Live said...

Oh I love Ana White. I would love love love to win her book. So happy for you that you got to meet her :)
dysousa@gmail.com

Liz Taylor said...

I have been a fan of Ana White for a long time, I would love her book!

Richlivn said...

I would love a book!
courtneylrich@gmail.com

Heather said...

How fun! I really like all of Ana White's plans and would love to own her book and try a few of the projects! There's always room for something handbuilt in our home!

LisaC said...

I'm definitely buying the book for my Christmas present to myself, but to win it would be even better!!!

Our Little Orphanage C said...

I would love to build a bed like the yellow one for the master bedroom. It would be perfect for the bedding I'm waiting to use and winning an Anna White book would be just the thing to get it moving along:)


ourlittleorphanage@gmail.com

Mksp1125 said...

Ana White rocks!! I an so happy for her success! I have spent countless hours on her website and am so excited to see which projects she included in her book. Congrats to you on meeting her and having an opportunity to share with her the amazing pieces you have made!!

Katy said...

heh! you know I would build something out of it - seems like I haven't used any of Ana's plans before just because everything I build is attached to a house lol! The bunkbeds on the front cover - are there plans for that in the book?

Barrette said...

I'm a HUGE fan of Ana's. I had always wanted to make my own pieces and finally gave it a shot when I found her site. I've built a few tables and benches so far :)

Jennifer T said...

I love your blog! And I love Ana White's website. Her book is on my amazon wishlist right now.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I already had to buy a copy for myself, but I'd love to have one to give away! I have two friends who want it ;-)

Amy Johnson said...

Love her, and I always want to build everything on her site! theadventuresofjamc@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

I would love love love to have a copy!

kelly said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.
kelly
guildsix@yahoo.com

Beth in CT said...

I would love to win. I've been scared to start building, locating decent wood is harder that you think!

Amber Haugen said...

I would love to have my own handbuilt home! ambermhaugen@gmail.com

Joyatee said...

I would love to win a copy of the book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Melissa said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

ReCreations said...

I love Ana White and would be thrilled to win her book!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

It looks like a great book! I've loved that headboard ever since I first saw it~I think I'd love the book, too. Thanks, Jaime!

Cathy said...

I'm so wanting this book!!

Gaby said...

I have just recently started on DIY projects and I am hooked. I would love to start building a library that I can source projects from.
gbeecher1@yahoo.com

JNW1016 said...

I would LOVE a copy of this book! I have build a platform bed for my daughter from Ana's plans and have so many more things on my to-do list! Jnw 1016@yahoo.com

Karla said...

I've always wanted to make so many things. Maybe this will show me how easy it can be.

Chani M said...

Looks like an awesome book!!!

chanimeyer at gmail.com

Jody Ilgenfritz said...

I've built several ana plans! I'd love a book!
Jofritz1@yahoo.com

Deziree said...

I have my mind made up to build that headboard for my guest room. I'd love to win the book to get me started.
dezireelindsay@hotmail.com

Cheryl in Texas said...

I so need this book. I haven't had a headboard since switching to a king size bed in 03.

Kenneth Carson said...

My son came home early from college because he's dealing with depression. We built a farmhouse table together from Ana's site. Next we're building a jelly cupboard from plans on her site as well. But we're going to repurpose two old windows for the doors. The projects are very therapeutic for him. I would love Ana's book for some great project ideas moving forward! kcarson@roadrunner.com

Eligonma said...

I would love to win this book! Thank you.

tom MacLean said...

I love Ana White!!! I look forward to checking out your blog everyday.
Roann @ macnro@ct.metrocast.net

Beth said...

Love me some Ana White! I would love to win a book, thanks for the opportunity.
Beth @ WelcomeLaneDesigns.com

Lyndsay said...

We're moving into a new, much larger home and would love this book for some fresh new ideas and projects! lyndsay@atlas-consultingllc.com

Jac said...

Ohhh I love her website! I would love to win this book, it would make a fantastic gift for my husband!

jrfinkbeiner (at) gmail (dot) com

Jenn said...

What a great book. I can't wait to read it.

jrosencr (at) gmail (dot) com

Twyla Renia said...

What an amazing experience! I want to win this book!

Alina said...

I love Ana White and would love to win the book. I follow her blog along with yours.

My Thoughts Exactly said...

I love Ana's work and am a big fan of yours. I'd love to win the book.

Mutti said...

I would love to win Ana's book! Thank you! I am furnishing a play house for my granddaughters and I know some of the plans in the book would be perfect! BadurekL@gmail.com

Jen said...

I love Ana White and would love to win her book :)

(jennifer.sabourin@gmail.com)

senovia said...

What would you say is a perfect beginner project? I haven't used a saw since 7th grade but LOVE all this real furniture! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Denise said...

I love her plans!! I've already made several projects (laundry basket dresser, cubby bench, ledge shelf, and loft beds). I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

asprinkleofthis.blogspot.com
sprinkleofthis (at) gmail (dot) com

The Bluemel Family said...

I would love to win a copy of your book! You are such an inspiration! starlightsmile@hotmail.com

EatHealthyLiveWell said...

Would love to win one of her books - thanks for offering the giveaway! dakotasommers(at)ymail(dot)com

Heather F. said...

I have done some of Ana's projects from her website and would absolutely LOVE her book!!!!!!
freseheather@yahoo.com

Danielle Bartran said...

Love Ana-can't wait to see the book!

Shelley D. Hartman said...

I want this book & it is on my Christmas wish list. I have already built a couple of things from Ana, can't wait to build some more!

Erin Kaven said...

Would luv to win the handbuilt home. trying to learn some construction for furniture and such so i don't have to rely on others. thanks. holiday with mary at comcast dot net

bugsandkisses said...

I love our blog. Would love to win a copy of Ana's book!!
Micheledlong @ Comcast dot net.

Linda said...

Would love a copy, ty! lgfiggins@gmail.com

Katie said...

Huge fan of ana white. Would loooooove her book! katieanneford@hotmail.com

Lori H said...

Would love to win this!
Kanshop2@yahoo.com

DigiMom said...

What a fun and inspiring early Christmas present this would make! :) All the projects you shared look amazing, can't wait to see the entire book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Logan said...

I would love to have Ana's book!
logangb345 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Amy said...

Wow! Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Amy said...

Wow! Can't wait to get my hands on this book!